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Feb 13, 2013 12:35am PST
" with terry moran. >>> there's breaking news. for that we go to the abc news desk. >> thank you, terry. i'm rob nelson at abc headquarters in new york. we begin with breaking news from southern california. investigators have located charred human remains within the debris of that burned-out cabin where it's believed christopher dorner was holed up. investigators tell abc news identification will be attempted through forensic means. if dorner is positively identified it would bring an end to the largest manhunt in the history of the los angeles police department. abc's sa sicecilia vig ga has t latest on this quickly developing story. >> reporter: it was in this cabin deep in big bear mountain outside los angeles that the ten-day international manhunt for christopher dorner may have finally come to its grisly end. but tonight, dorner's fate is still unclear. was the man accused of killing four people, two of them police officers, among today's dead? after an intense standoff with police, the cabin in which the suspect had been holed up all day went up in flames. >> we believe that the pers
Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
to a home and were met with gunfire. >> we have team coverage with abc7 news reporter alan wang on a department absolutely in mourning. >> we begin with lisa amin gulezian with the latest on the investigation. lisa? >> reporter: carolyn, the crime scene tape is still up, and a very large police presence will remain here through the night. the sheriff's department meantime has taken over the investigation. it is trying to piece together what happened. from the street you can see confusion and fear and chaos all along santa cruz. and from up above, sky 7hd zeroed in so one house on this busy street. it belongs to jeremy gulet. they will not say why two police detectives came to his house at 3:30 this afternoon. but as soon as they arrived things turned deadly. >> an altercation ensued between the detectives and mr. gulet. both detectives were killed at that scene. >> reporter: once back up arrived, the area was shutdown and a perimeter went up. then about 10 minutes later deputies and police cornered gulet on doyle street. >> a short chase ensued and gunfire was exchanginged betwe
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
the defense think there should be a new trial. live in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> all right thank you, tom. on, there you will find a complete history of the case. >> also tonight, leon, terrifying moments for a prince william county family after a car slammed through their front door. police say there was a stolen car driven by some teenagers that crashed after a deputy spotted them. suzanne kennedy joins us with what the family says. suzanne? >> alison they say they thought a plane had crashed in their front yard. tonight, the four teenagers accused of stealing that vehicle are in police custody and this home is uninhabitable. a stolen chevy silverado went through this home as the day was just getting started. the teenagers had apparently stolen the truck last night. they lost control of the vehicle on cardinal drive and crashed into the four-bedroom house. >> it is shocking. >> she was upstairs with her mother and sister. it was just feet away from her youngest sister, five years old on the first floor. >> she was downstairs. >> on the stairs. screening. i was so happy. >> the
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the station that works for you. now, abc2 news at 11:00. >> filling up the gas tank, getting some extra groceries for the weekend. >> they're stocking up in new england. should you be doing it too? . >> she was just the best. . >> the mother of a woman murdered in baltimore county says the killing could have been prevented. it's an interview you'll only see here. and thiscan happen in your backyard, only on two #shgs the science behind this fire and how a baltimore county is still crying to recover. >> some are calling it a once in a lifetime storm for new england. when it could hit could mess up your friday. chief meteorologist wyatt everhart starts us off. >> i think it's mostly quiet for maryland tonight. two keytime frames of concern tonight into early tomorrow morning and then tomorrow night and two key storms on the board. one is the low pressure area over new england and our secondary, our main focus is this coastal system coming from texas moving up the gulf coast now a tremendous amount f o' moisture as this system moves into maryland. it will bring rain. you can see
Feb 25, 2013 2:00am PST
. keep love strong. >>> now on abc7 news at 11, a cold case heating up, a break in an unsolved murder of a mother. >> and sky heavy sd is live over breaking news. a missing boat off the money monterey county coast and two children among the missing. >> on the red carpet of the academy awards. the highlights coming up on the news at 11:00. >>> good evening. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama dates. we begin with breaking news. sky 7hd is searching for a missing boat. the coast guard is looking near the boat. two children and two adults were on board. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live at sfo with late details. >> search crews based at sfo are outlooking for the boat. sky 7 is off the coast in the same area where a helicopter, plane and suferl cutters on focused. two adults and two children are believed to be on board. someone radioed for help indicating the vessel was taking on water, and they were abandoning ship. the boat was believed to be about 50 miles southwest of santa cruz. the surf conditions were said to be relatively calm today, so it is unclear as to how the sailboat got int
Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
in santa cruz, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thank you. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live at the santa cruz police department tonight where people have been coming by all evening with flowers. is that right? >> yes, a steady stream of people are coming by here to pay their respects tonight. they say this is a tight knit community. many of these officers know each other outside of work. some of them even attend the same churches. their kids even attend the same schools and now they have lost two members of the family. >> for the first time in a santa cruz police department's history the flags were lowered killed in the line of duty. sergeant butch baker and elizabeth butler. >> elizabeth is a 10-year veteran of the santa cruz police department. assigned to investigations. she leaves behind her partner, peter, and her two young boys. >> sergeant baker was close to retirement and had a son who works for the department. >> butch was a 28-year veteran of the santa cruz police department. he was a long-time friend of mine and a mentor. he leaves behind a wife, two daughters and
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am PST
of kevin cool. abc7 news has learned the name of a key figure in this case and why police are hoping it will bring an end to this long investigation. ten-year-old kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago, last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter said the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> abc7 news was the first on scene tuesday when police took jackhammers into this home on masonic avenue. that's where dan therrion lived. he also went by the name kelly. he was questioned six days after kevin collins disappeared. they went to question him six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. therrion he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >
Feb 21, 2013 1:05am PST
the country ahead of politics. >> abc7 news anchor an ashley at the white house with his exclusive one on one interview with president obama. good evening, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> i'm carolyn johnson. the president addressed a wide range of issues from the budget stalemate in the capital to job creation throughout america. >> mr. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all o to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
this morning. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is live in new orleans. but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter kira klapper. >> good morning to you, carolyn. you are right. excitement is intensifying. we are here right in front of the ferry building with market street meets the embarcadero. slowly as the morning progresses we are seeing more and more people coming out in their niners red and gold. some people running into the ferry building for last minute supplies for their super bowl parties. we have footage from the march raina district yesterday where people were buying up everything that they could with 49ers low goes on it. 49er characters at suzie's cakes were in excess of $100. one 49er fan from the central valley told me this morning he's already stocked up to watch the game as home with his family and he's keeping his eye on one player in particular. >> colin kaepernick. i'm from modesto and we just want to see a local hero finish the deal and get the sixth superbowl that the niners certainly deserve. >> any predictions? >> i think the 49ers will win. it will
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
for you. has the latest, my facebook page, wyatt's facebook page and of course wmar's facebook page. >>> the dog needed rescuing from a filthy basement in baltimore county. now the man is facing charges that could land him behind bars for almost five years. >> reporter: the website for the baltimore animal rescue network featured model pets with humans to match but the makeshift puppy farm featured dogs literally stacked on top of each other in inhumane conditions. >> our officers found the dogs -- several dogs in cages that were too small for the dogs to be in as well as in filthy conditions standing in their own urine, feces. >> reporter: neighbors said they were unaware of the underground business. >> one day i saw the police show up. >> reporter: did you see dogs then? >> i didn't see dogs. >> reporter: but animal control officers found 23 dogs and this were rescued. 29-year-old anthony gear allegedly traveled to neighboring states to obtain the unwanted dogs from shelters on the premise he would find them better homes. >> they do want those puppies to go out of
Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
this year. >> all right, well, george and i, as i said, and jonathan karl and the abc news political team will be right here, starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern for this big event. these dueling speeches tonight. and we hope you will be joining us then. >>> in other news today, we turn overseas now. there is news from north korea, creating headlines around the world. the secretive country boasting today it has successfully tested a nuclear device for the third time. this one with enough power to destroy a city, packing about half the power of the bomb that was dropped on hiroshima. president obama calling it a highly provocative act and urging swift action from allies. >>> and the other big headline from overseas tonight, what we're learning about pope benedict. new pictures of the place he will live in retirement. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has s
Feb 6, 2013 6:30am EST
news for continuing coverage. abc 2 news' brian cubeler has been in court since the trial started. you can always follow him on twitter and his handle it right there. he will let you know, we will let you know as soon as the jury makes a decision, either on twitter, facebook or on >>> well, a florida woman's attitude to a judge in miami landed her behind bars. penelope soto is charged with possession of xanax. when the judge sentenced her, she wasn't exactly pleased. take a look at what follows. >> count one will be $10,000. >> are you serious? >> [ indiscernable ] [ bleep ] >> come back again. >> not done yet. she came back and the judge gave her 30 days in jail on top of the fine. >>> oprah winfrey's network >> coming up what a former executive says she was force today do while she was pregnant. >>> plus the end is near for the shoe, the wheelbarrel or maybe even the iron in the monopoly game. we're going to tell you which one is going to be replaced and what may come in. we've got the details on monopoly and their big decision coming up today. >>reporter: traffic is
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
now abc2 news at 11:00. >> held without bond on a trespassing charge. we'llexplain. >> it isn't just military contractors, if congress can't get it together, some children's education is at risk. >> what's it feel like to win an as corr. . >> we start right now with breaking news, a three year old is dead after being hit better a car just a few hours ago. >> it happened in oxon hill. police say three people were hurt. >> so stay with abc2 news as this story develops over night. we'll have breaking updates at charp lee and meagan will have more for you on good morning maryland. >> more information on a man police say snuck into a school in anne arundal county. >> abc2 news christian schaefer has a look at how authorities are trying to handle this. >> the suspect owned the weapons legally. the onlycharge he's facing is trespassing where he snuck into the school earlier this month. he is still blind bars with no -- behind bars with no bail. >> the key question, is 25- year old justin bow mont dangerous. police say he snuck into north county high school and w
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
service should resume today. abc7 news. >>> this morning a 72-year-old woman is not expected to recover from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. the accident happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. family members were telling abc news the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire on peralta near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. a follow lane on the richmond-san rafael bridge will stay closed for most of today. it's part of the ongoing installation of a new automated toll collection system. it's expect today reopen in time for tomorrow
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
. will be a press update in about five minutes so we'll bring you latest tonight on abc 7 news. reporting live from santa cruz, abc 7 news. >> thank you. two schools under lock down. about 100 students taking part in after school programs when it happened. students have been taken by bus and there is an update in just minutes we'll bring you latest information just as breaking news situation be sure to follow us on twitter as well. oakland couple believed to be missing in peru has been found safe near the border of ecuador. garrett and his girlfriend are through south america. laura anthony is in concord. >> the state department will not confirm it, we know both that the couple is safe. if the plan holds, the families should hear from loved ones by telephone tomorrow morning despite that news, she's posted a sign for reporters that reads, quote, until we have proof of life we cannot celebrate these rumors and sightings. proof of life is my son's voice on the phone a picture of him holding the missing poster. calls to family members started to come in at 2:00 this afternoon that the couple was safe
Feb 8, 2013 6:30am EST
to roll in throughout the course of the day. we are hearing from private schools and educators at we have for you now are the public schools megan. >> so that's here forezone howard county harford county and remember any delays or cancellation that is come in, we will put on the screen if we are on the air or go to for the latest. >> time to get to meteorologistlynette charles on what it could make its way here. >> we have rain and we are dealing with freezing rain so freezing rain comes as rain and freezes on contact. we look back off towards the north and west, and well what we are contending with in the purposeels is where we are dealing -- purples is where we are dealing with a mixture sleet and snow and rain mixing in. solid rain towards prospect bay perry's corner and benets point a car -- bennetts point is where we will deal with moderaterainfall. around along 270 we are dealing with the wintery mix. howard county around glenelg getting along the wintery mix. give yourself enough time this morning on the roadways because we are dealing with patchy fog. now
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
waivers. in dublin, abc7 news. >> john, thanks. what a powerful story. >>> let's turn now to the weather. the weekend is here and meteorologist sandhya patel is closely watching live doppler 7hd tonight for any sign of rain out there, sandhya. >> dan, i found some rain. unfortunately it didn't happen here. let's show you live doppler 7hd. we do have some clouds around right now. you can see the heavy cloud cover across the bay area. to our north around eureka it has been raining and just about an hour or so ago we did pick up a few sprinkles right around ukiah. they were very light and very brief. i will let you know if those drops might come down toward the bay area later tonight. we have a weak system coming through, and i will be back with a look at your weekend forecast coming up. carolyn? >> sandhya, see you shortly. >>> new at 11:00, the brentwood school district suspended meryl grant. the decision came after a four-hour special meeting. the board did not say why grant has been put on leave. just yesterday the state revoked the credential of district teacher dina holder who was con
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
of cat and mouse is under way right now, with an invisible enemy. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> and now we want to tell you about a deadly crash on a highway in georgia today. caused not by snow or ice, but on roads incredibly thick with fog. take a look. this is the interstate shortly after the fiery wreck. fog very thick, so thick, you can barely make out the people standing by their cars. but when the fog cleared, this was the scene. more than two dozen vehicles, cars and trucks thrown about the road. four people have died, about a dozen people were taken to hospitals with other injuries. >>> and now, a new twist in the lance armstrong saga, stripped of his medals, confessing to oprah. and tonight, word that criminal charges hang in the balance. it's an abc news exclusive, and abc's neal karlinsky, who first broke this story, tells us what's looming. >> reporter: tonight, abc news has learned lance armstrong -- last seen publicly with his girlfriend and family boarding a plane in hawaii -- is in the cross-hairs of federal criminal investigators. according to a high level
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >>> now, abc2news at 11:00. >>> five firefighters are interested when a building collapses around them. the latest on the warehouse fire. >>> and we're tracking snow tonight on maryland's most powerful radar. i tell you why you may need the bathroom, not the shovel in the morning. >> this may save me a dollar. we are working to save you money. how to get the best deal at target. abc news starts now. >>> breaking news update. we told you about this story at 6:00. a mastiff fire at alum behr yard in west baltimore. we are live on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: kelly, the fire is under control. you can see the crews are still out here to monitor the situation. this tonight is a story about a close call. it seems the firefighter in charge saw the danger, called for crews to come out, and possibly saved several lives. >> white smoke is a good sign. it fills the air over pennsylvania avenue in west baltimore. but it tells firefighters the flames were put out inside the building. minutes before this video was captured by ron peoples, flames shot through the building at penn lumb
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
abc 7 news. >> thank you so much. abc 7 is going to bring you their reaction on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> police are asking for help solving the murder of a 13-year-old girl. the body of janell conway allen was found friday morning near a local park. heather? >> we learned this after the noont fbi is now involved in the case but this press conference seemed to be held to say there is not much they can say. they're not releasing whether this is random. there is no suspect search. they're say they're having to weigh what information to release in the interest of protecting the family and of protecting the investigation. they don't want to release critical details that might be known only by them and the killer. this 13-year-old was seen thursday afternoon in the sassoon city area. a surveillance camera ra captured here in fairfield wear a gray sweater, blue jeans and a pink backpack. her unclothed body then found friday morning in fairfield allen wit park. police say they do have some evidence but they're not saying what it is. a police sargeant read a statement from the family. >> t
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
: in baltimore, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> viewing for smith runs through 8:00 at the den have green funeral home on york road. a wake will be held tomorrow from 11 until one with the burial service to follow. >> funeral plans are set for a university of maryland student shot and killed by his roommate in a murder-suicide. friends and family will say good-bye to stephen stephen rane. stephen rane was shot by his roommate dayvon green. >>> baltimore city police say it was their officer, william scott kern who pulled the trigger of his real firearm that critically wounded a trainee. crn is an 18 -- kern is an 18-year veteran. he was assigned to the training session. kern was working with about 50 trainees that day but used his real firearm, pulled a trigger and but the a trainee right in the head, commissioner anthony batts also called for an audit of all training practices. that audit started in earnest this morning at police headquarters. >> this happened at the rosewood center. >> we turn to abc2's roosevelt leftwich with more. >> reporter: if you look at the old rosewood center, you might see l
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
detective elizabeth butler. abc 7 news joins us with more on these heroes. >> there is a growing memorial of cards and flowers. an attempt to show support that is still struggling to come to terms with the loss two of veteran police officers. police chief voguel still shaken by the violence described painful loss of two veteran officers. >> you can see from the way i'm reacting this morning we're having a tough time with this. we have never experienced anything like this. >> the chief says he was close to sargeant loweren butch baker. they've known each other most of their careers. >> i considered butch not only my co-worker but my mentor, my friend. >> sargeant baker spent 28 years on the police department, several as a field training officer. chief voguela%9ç credited him wh helping shape the current department. detective butler was a 10 year veteran of the force a graduate of uc santa cruz. a student of michael rod kin. type of police officers people that are all about arrests and physical violence. and sufficient she's quite a soft spoken, reasonable person. >> butler's sister shared
Feb 26, 2013 2:35am EST
will be up to the cardinal. david wright, abc news, rome. >> there's not a whole lot of time that we're talking here. we've got to get the conclave going and got to get people going so that -- we've got to get a new pope in time for the most sacred days that are headed our way in the catholic church. >> the easter holiday and all that. with the resignation and then with the secret report, i know people get wrapped up in the ceremony and where the church is going to go. but let's never forget these folks are still very human. there's definitely politics behind the scenes. just because you have this title or that title, your still fallible and politics and human weakness plays a role into everything, including the church. you're seeing that play out. not just with the sexual abuse case but how this pope thing is evolving, as well. >> and abc news is going to have live coverage of the pope's resignation thursday morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it wil
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
. in the meantime, larry, carolyn, in washington, dan ashley, abc7 news. >> thank you, dan and you can see the entire interview that dan conducted with president obama today by going to it is streamed there for you. >>> an 86-year-old belmont woman is getting credit for scaring off a burglar. she is one of many in the bay area where in the past few weeks at least 10 cities have been hit by burglars or home invasion robbers. ama dates is in belmont live with the tricks the thieves are using to hit homes now. ama? >> the trick is by no means sophisticated, but it tells the burglar no one is home, but today it goes as planned. >> it was 9:30 this morning on a quiet belmont street when an 86-year-old woman heard her door bell. >> it was a split level house and she was coming from an upper level and it took her awhile to get to the door. >> when she finally got to the door, no one was there. but she heard a sound in the basement and went to check it out. >> when she opened the door to the stirwell, the burglar was standing at the top of the stairs. both were surprised. she challen
Feb 28, 2013 11:00am PST
always get updates on our facebook page at abc news. >> there was a hoax of a rape on campus, the 21-year-old woman staged the attack and told police originally she was walking on a campus trail last week is she was beaten and assaulted. campus police issued a sketch of the suspect based on her description. they are reporting the case to the district attorney who could file charges for filing a false police report. >> pope benedict left the vatican today in an emotional ceremony witnessed by tens of thousands in romes and millions an the world. the resignation became effective minutes ago at 11:00 our time. right now, pope benedict xvi is resting in the new home, a live picture where you will see the guard, the swiss guards, are no longer standing guard. their job is to protect the head of the church. a few minutes ago, the guards actually closed the doors dramatically and left their post to head back to the vatican. nick is live in rome with the latest. >> pope benedict xvi has performed the final and most memorable act, historic resignation that could transform the catholic church. he e
Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
the game. security will be tight. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us with the latest. >> good morning. win or lose is correct. let's hope it's win. we can all agree, i'm sure this, no one wants the same destructive and violent celebration that is occurred after the giants world series win. as you said, security is tightened for today. in fact, it already is. we saw some police and chp presence out on the roads this morning at this very early hour. police chief greg suhr tells us he has twice as many officers scheduled to be out today compared with a typical sunday. muni is even taking precautions, choosing to run diesel buses that can be quickly rerouted so they don't get trapped and ruined in destructive celebrations as they did after the world series. beginning at 5:00 this evening all bussus market street will be detour. most will switch to mission or vanex. the just in note, all these trends aren't to get in the way of potential celebrations, city leaders just want everyone to do it responsibly. >> niner fans, too. we don't want to arrest anybody. we want everybody to have a blast
Feb 22, 2013 12:35am PST
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Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
and forth. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman has more on the faithful. basically he is a joe flacco bomb away from us. wayne, take it away. >> hi, larry. the bigger the stage, the bigger the expectations. this is what is left of the superdome. the goalposts are gone. the fans are gone and the ground is colored with a color opposite than what fans hoped. at least the lights are shining. let's begin our report with what happened when the lights went out. where was meredith? >> the people in the super bombe say it was a breaker -- the superdome said it was a breaker. they cut the power and this was the scene in a half lit walkway as 49er fans interpreted the unseen sparks like tea leaves. >> anything symbolic? >> define intervention to reset and pull off the greatest come back in the history of the super bowl. >> it nearly was. if you watched the game or if you read faces and we need not say anything else, here is some reaction to the 49er fans to what was nearly the greatest come back in super bowl history. >> it was an awesome third quarter. >> the momentum was with us and not them. >> it
Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
now abc2 news at sec breaking news, we now know now the person who will be the new county executive. >> governor o'malley, two key initiatives, gun control and the repeal of the death penalty. i'll lay it out for you tonight. >> a huge winter storm is dumping more than a foot of snow. >> and we're working for you scrubbing your o' online life so you shine. >> we start off tonight with an intense debate on gun legislation. >> lawmakers are stim still discussing amendments and who should or should not be a-able to buy a gun in maryland. >> this debate started late this afternoon and here it is still going on in annapolis in the judicial committee meeting. they are discussing the governor's proposed repeal of the death penalty and gun control there's a number of proposals all wrapped into this big bill that they're trying to pass. the governor wants tougher background checks. hewants people to provide fingerprints to the police before they're able to buy a gun in maryland. he also wants a hands on training course before you can buy a gun in maryland. today the committee
Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
with a violent history. abc7 news continues our team coverage with katie marzullo. >> the officers long and distinguished years with the santa cruz police department, the shooter, 35-year-old goulet had a long history with police dating back a decade. his father admits his son had problems. he had a criminal history that dates back to 2000. media reports say goulet was a military police officer and marine veteran was convicted peeping in california. in 2008 he was convicted of invasion of privacy and illegally having a gun after caught videotaping a woman in the shower. the woman's boyfriend tells an oregon newspaper he confronted goulet multiple times outside of his girlfriend's condo and one time he had a gun and shot at him. he was given probation and sex offender treatment but ended up in jail after getting into more trouble. the santa cruz sentinel said he was caught looking in windows again during a meeting with the probation officer. he grew up in california and lived in alabama, colorado, and oregon before the return to california. according to his facebook page, goulet moved to
Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-upper 60's inland and mid-50's to 60, breezy along the coast. >> back to the golden gate bridge a live look at the pretty morning although it is still dark we have the bridge crews configuring your southbound lane, you will have four southbound and two northbound with road work at the north end of the span. elsewhere, it is just road work in the lanes for the next little while with san francisco having a water main b
Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
overall. a new reality. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> you know, that makes sense. i remember growing up in new york, we had two feet of snow twice in my lifetime. and we've had two feet of snow since 2010 three times. so it's not only happening but happening quickly. >> what i love about that story is how can it be this global warming thing going on? it's so cold. it has nothing to do with that. that's why they're shifting terminology from global warming to climate change. the basic science is basically the warmer it gets, the more moisture in the air. so whether it's stronger hurricanes or snowstorms, that moisture has to turn into something. global warming doesn't just mean it's getting hotter. that's way oversimplifying it. >> it is what's happening. the water is melting and now it's in the atmosphere as opposed to being on the glaciers. so we need new terminology for the people who don't quite understand it. >> bigger blizzards and stronger hurricanes. that's the danger of it going forward. >>> a preliminary investigation reveals it was a fuel leak that caused the fire on
Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
the late-breaking developments. good morning, kira. >> good morning. abc news has learned the los angeles police department is beefing up the number of officers guarding the grammy awards at the staples center. that's because he named many celebrities and musicians in his online manifesto. meanwhile the search enters its fourth day with big clues emerging. the latest piece. evidence is this surveillance from an auto parts store. it shows him throwing a magazine in and weapons belt in a dumpster. police confirm they found weapons inside this truck, his burned out truck, which turned up thursday near big bear lake. overnight the lapd announced what could be a new tactic, hoping to finally stop in week-long reign of terror. the police chief is reopening the 2007 case that got christopher dorner fired from the department for allegedly lying. >>> i'm not doing this to appease him. i'm doing this so that the community has faith in what the police department does. i'm going to make a rigorous inspection to either validate or refute his claim. we will make that inspection public. >>> abc news als
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
, abc 7 news. >> gun control is a hot-button issue in america. some people are taking their passion too far. while he is not third -- while about theworried sorry abouts he is what they mean. -- he is worried about what they mean. there is nobody that can control it. it is the instability of discourse at some level in this country. >> senate majority reader harry reid could be a chief leader on gun debate. -- also on capitol hill chuck hagel looks to the numbers he needs to as the newmation secretary of defense. republican committee challenged the onetime colleague. he faced opposition from his friend and former political allies. >> he said the surge would be dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. we are incorrect or correct? >> my reference to -- question, senator hagel. when john mccain and in 20008, he admitted hagel would have made a great addition to his cabinet. is not a sentiment he carried over. theon the side of recovery, over 157,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in december. some good news -- some good economy, the dow jones indu
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
into the carolina coastline, tornadoes to blizzards out west. we have more on and wyatt will talk more about this. >>> the moaning doesn't stop, does it? go to >>> now let's get to the breaking news. a robbery inside mercy hospital. >> abc2's christian schaffer has more details. >> reporter: around 1:00 this afternoon police said a man inside mercy medical center showed a gun to two people and robbed some of their property. this is the main entrance on st. paul place. police aren't confirming exactly where it happened. an earlier report was it was on the third floor. the earlier report said it was two hospital employees who were robbed. police would not confirm that detail. they would only say the two people were not injured. here's what he had to say a short time ago. >> we believe that we have two victims. it's important to net that from the scene there were no reported injuries. we believe three were just robbed. the suspect did have a handgun with him that he displayed during the incident. >> reporter: we are still waiting on a surveillance photo of the suspe
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
for holly week. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> now, cardinal roger mahony plans to vote for next pope. he is banned from many public functions. the current archbishop restricted mahoney's duties stemming from the mishandling of sexual abuse cases involving priests under his supervision but does that not disqualify him being eligible to vote nomplt pope. >> numbers of the college of the cardinals, 203 most-senior members will be called to rome. once arrive they're shut into the vatican ask will vote every day. if a two thirds vote is not reached after 30 ballots a majority is enough to elect a new pope. the ballots are burned to and popes to have a new pope by easter, march 31 this, year. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 we'll focus on one facet of the legacy, how he handled revelations during his time at the vatican. >> you can find information on our web site abc 7 >> now, new developments in the hunt for the fired los angeles police officer wanted for three killings. the riverside county district attorney filed murder charges against christopher dorner today. he remains on t
Feb 24, 2013 6:00am PST
francisco, abc7 news. >> abc7 is the only place to watch the oscars tonight. our live coverage begins at 2:00 this afternoon. you can count down the final hours with our official oscars app. the backstage pass feature gives you the best access. northern a dozen cameras, streaming videos behind the scenes and from the red carpet. you can get the oscars experience by downloading our oscars app. it's available for i-phone, ipad, android and the kindle fire. abc7 is also hosting a virtual oscars party on our facebook page. all you have to do to get your invitation is to like us on facebook and then you can hang out with 95,000 other bay area fans to post your opinions on the fashion flops, oscar snubs, and surprises. and again our coverage begins at 2:00 with "on the red carpet at the oscars." you can see the stars arrive and then the big show begins at 5:30. following the oscars we have a recap of the biggest moments and the afterparties with otrc at the oscars and jimmy kimmel's oscars special at ten followed by abc7 news at 11:00. >>> some people in the east bay were awakened by a magnitude
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
are the odds of an american? a north american? and you were asked, what about you? >> is this abc news or comedy central? what is -- you are -- >> what would you like to see this next pope be and do in order to be as inclusive as possible of the american church and the american views on these social issues? >> sure. >> there has to be fundamental change. >> the church is in the business of fundamental change, interiorly. but there can't be a tampering with the changeless teachings of the church. >> keep remembering when he gave you the thumb's up? >> thanks, thanks. my mom remembers when he said that she looked too young to have a son a cardinal. she said, holy father, you are infallible. >> so, did you see this yet? have you seen these pictures today? >> no, what's this about? wow. is that not something? did you guys see this with the lightning? boy, oh, boy. a lot of pasta overcooked with this lightning strike going on. >> and we thank his eminence, cardinal timothy dolan. >>> and now, we move on, to the weather in this country and images that will be familiar to millions of us tonig
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
into sharp focus. abc news has confirmed that negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes, ethan's captor, to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement sources say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. and moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a helicopter here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see here a number of small structures on this lot of land. but look. what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker, to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swarmed the ground above, hostage negotiators remained in contact with dykes, speaking through a ventilation pipe. authorities were able
Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm EST
homes. >> reporter: in annapolis, don harrison. abc 2news. >> now the bill moves over to the senate where many expect it to be approved and tonight we will talk to tony. he is the father who pushed to have pit bulls labeled dangerous and get his thoughts on today's vote. >>> now two other big ticket items are up for votes. >> the gun control measure is expected to get a vote in the committee and the chair said he expects a 6-5 vote in favor of the bill that would change the face of gun laws in our state. it includes a ban on assault style weapons and requires fingerprints from anyone who buys a gun. that same committee will also vote on a bill to repeal the death penalty and it's expected to get out of the committee on the same margin. there are five men on the death row right now. the last execution came back in 2005 when wesley baker was put to death for the 1991 murder of jane tyson in the parking lot of the west view mall. >>> in less than go hours the county will decide on its next executive. >> they are set to vote at 7:00 tonight. they are picking a replacement for the form
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
, abc7 news. >> thank you. stay with abc7 news for complete coverage of the countdown to sequestration. for instant updates, log onto and our social network websites on facebook and twitter. we will have much more on abc7 news at eleven o'clock. gordon? >> breaking news in prince george's county. police arrested five people in connection with the murder of a suitland high school student. detectives believe that charles "chuck" walker was gunned down four issues. brad bell has the latest. >> this is a crime that horrified the community. 15-year-old charles walker, walking down the street clothes to give some. he was carrying a bag from a shoe store. he was taking shoes home to his girlfriend, when he was gunned down on the st.. -- the street. today police announced the arrest of five men. five men, they say they pick them up in prince george's county and the district of columbia. the story we are hearing is these guys were running around in a van looking for potential victims. they saw this young man. they stopped. that opened fire. >> all 54 at the scene. all five were in the
Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
there and there has been no one home throughout the day. abc7 news. >> thanks very much. more now about matthew lafaza from the court records. his father said he served in the marine corp before being discharged. he was an expert in weapons assembly and started a company called sand fire tactile. he converted to islam before moving back to the bay area. now if convicted he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. ?ie hundreds of people -- >>> hundreds of people came together to remember a 13-year-old girl murdered one week ago. this morning police arrested this man, 32-year-old anthony jones and booked him on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, rape and a lewd or lascivious act on a child. jones lived blocks from where the victim, janelle conway alan was last seen alive. alan wang joins us now from fairfield of the alan? >> carolyn, up until tonight we barely knew who this seventh grade girl was. this vigil drew a huge crowd including friends and family who talked about her. >> ♪ i once was lost -- >> hours after the arrest of conway, more than 300 people gathered a few yards away from where her bod
Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter said the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> abc7 news was the first on scene tuesday when police took jackhammers into this home on may sonic avenue. that's where dan therrion lived. investigators never searched his backyard or basement when he was questioned six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >> during this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the police of that home. they say the bones could be from an animal but they went him to a crime lab just to make sure. the man they are focusing on, dan therrion, died five years ago in 2008.
Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
manifesto saying there was racism and corruption in the lapd. stay with abc7 news for the latest developments in the christopher dorner manhunt. we will have updates on our website and the abc morning news at 4:30. >>> developing news tonight. we are learning more about the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 13-year-old girl in fairfield. a sheriff deputy served anthony lamar jones with a restraining order after the nude body of janelle alan was found. his wife obtained the restraining order after claiming that he threatened to kill her. they reported jones' wife jumped from their moving car in late january and ordered to get away from him. >>> santa clawr raw county emergency crews rescued two people whose car careened off a cliff. it happened about a mile east of clayton road. abc7 news reporter lilian kim shows us what happened. >> crews pulled this silver corvette up a steep hill. it crashed 150 feet down the embankment after the driver of the car lost control while going up the mountain. this is where the car went off the cliff about a mile east of clayton road
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
forecasting is challenging. >> mike nicco, abc news meteorologist. >> our microclaim at are changing. our. it has to do with really the microclimates. >> spencer christian, abc news weather. >> a typical winter extreme would be several consecutive days of heavy rain that would produce rain and mudslides and road closures. power outages. >> one of the most recent storms we had 200 lightning strikes. over the last decades. i don't remember the lightning storms to be intense. >> the extremity is taking an upturn, we go back to the four storms in seven days, it was unprecedented. they haven't seen that much rain in that over a seven-day period. >> back in december of 1995, it was a ten on the bay area storm index. it's one that was recorded in 36 years now. with that storm, we saw wind gusts up to 93 miles an hour. wind gusts around the peaks over hundred miles an hour. >> they blow down trees and you have flooding. you have all those impacts. >> lisa argen, abc news meteorologist. >> are we seen these earlier storms and wetter storms is that the new normal? >> i think we
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